On Pandering

She can write like a man, they said, by which they meant, She can write.”

Monday, November 23


The Desert Blues

The musicians of Mali find themselves in the middle of a civil war.


"Everything Was Completely Destroyed"

What it was like to be a rank-and-file Sony employee after the hack.

Thursday, November 12


The New Negro

“Missy (Misdemeanor) Elliott, the twenty-five-year-old hip-hop performer who is energetically redefining the boundaries of rap music, is a singer, a songwriter, an arranger, a producer, and a talent scout. Six months ago, few people outside the music industry had heard of her; six months from now, it will be necessary to pretend that you’ve known about Missy Elliott for years.”

Monday, November 9


Sunday, November 8


Playboy Interview: Snoop Dogg

"If I had been a straight-A student my whole life and had rapped about Jesus coming back to save us all, I wouldn’t get no media. The motherfuckers wouldn’t give a fuck about me. But since I’m telling the truth, and been through what I’m stressing and know what I’m talking about, I’m a threat."

Saturday, November 7


The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous

While on a string of tour dates opening for Radiohead, interaction between Mark Linkous’ antidepressants and the Rohypnol he took to sleep caused him to pass out. A hotel maid found him the next morning bent into a position where his legs had been cut off from circulation. When they untangled, built-up potassium shot from his lower body upward, triggering a harmful chain reaction that caused a heart attack and kidney failure.

Wednesday, November 4


Pat Dollard’s War on Hollywood

He was just another coked-up agent (repping the likes of Steven Soderbergh) when he disappeared into Iraq, shooting heaps of footage he would attempt to package into a pro-war documentary. And that was just the beginning.

Monday, November 2


Big Pothead vs. Big Pot

In what will likely be his last political act, Willie Nelson declares war on corporate marijuana.

Saturday, October 31


Taylor Swift Runs the World

A conversation with “the most popular human alive.”

Friday, October 30


Stand Brave, Life-Liver

An interview with Joanna Newsom.